If you don't like ranting ladies, turn back now. My apologies.
Lately I've been seeing a lot of bashing of Traditional vs Eclectic Wiccans/Witches. I'm getting tired of it honestly. (not in this group btw, just on the internet in general).
I'm an Eclectic Wiccan. Perhaps I should say witch. But I don't get caught up in labels very much. I was taught by an Eclectic Wiccan. I didn't just read a book and call myself Wiccan one day. It took years of self discovery to come to that decision. Since that day, I've never wavered.
What I believe in does NOT involve you. (General you). I don't pretend to be anything other than what I am. A person on a spiritual journey that is eclectic and somewhat undefinable. I live outside the box, because inside it doesn't fit me. Does that mean I cherry pick what I believe? Absolutely not! Matter of fact, I have believed as I do way before I ever heard the term Wiccan. Does it mean my spiritual journey has been "easy" or "unchallenging"? ABSO-FREAKING-LOOTLY NOT!
If I wanted to be unchallenged and follow an easy path, I'd just have chosen Christianity. After all that is "normal". Or at the very least, told people I'm atheist. That's what I told people who were nosy when I was in high school.
Bottom line is that Christians have spent centuries tearing each denominations members apart. Lets learn from their mistake and SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER even if you don't agree with their path.